Woyanne official banned from entering Canada


CALGARY – Ethiopian ex-pats waiting to ask tough questions of an Ethiopian governor of the Gambella region did not get the opportunity here Saturday afternoon after the official was a no-show, having been denied entry into the country a day earlier.

Omot Obang Olom was set to appear at the First Church of the Nazarene and was expected to talk about the new economic opportunities in the Gambella region of Ethiopia.

Olom has been accused by some human rights advocates of involvement in a 2003 massacre by government troops which left 400 people of Anuak ethnicity dead. However, supporters say Omot had no involvement and he has said he tried to stop the killings.

Members of the media were told by organizers Olom would not be making an appearance after he was denied entry into Canada Friday morning.

“The Canadian government did not give us a reason and we do not know why he is not allowed in the country,” said organizer Gatkuoth Bim.

Opponents of Olom’s visit were pleased by the development.

“He has no right to come to talk to Ethiopian people in Canada when he has been accused of human rights violations,” said Obang Metho, director of international advocacy with the Anuak Justice Council.

Ojulu Didumo, who travelled from Edmonton early Saturday morning to attend, said he was disappointed at the cancellation and was looking forward to asking questions about what happened in 2003.

“We have family members who have been affected by what’s going on in the country and I think we are owed some answers,” he said.

Canadian Border Services could not be reached for comment.

By Michelle Butterfield, The Calgary Herald
mbutterfield@theherald.canwest.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: Great job Obang Metho and friends. You succeeded in chasing away the monstrous criminal from Canada. Shame on the U.S. Government for allowing this guy, who slaughtered hundreds of Ethiopians in cold blood, to enter the United State. It is the work of that a heartless witch,Jendayi Frazier, who is in charge of U.S. policy on Africa.


16 comments on “Woyanne official banned from entering Canada

  1. Ethiopian on

    That is a very good thing; I just wish the U.S and other countries would embark on such bans.

  2. Medhanit on

    Great job AJC!
    Thank you Mr. Obang Metho!
    This is part of the total victory to come.
    This is part of the total victory for all Ethiopians.
    We don’t accept a “weyane of Meles – Obang” whose mission was to neutralize and destroy the great humanitarian work of the truthful and real OBANG METHO.No “Weyane of Meles’ style disqualification of the truth. No compromise with the brutal “Weyanes of Meles”. Yes OMOT OBANG OLUM is still an anuak by birth but his heart is irreversibly changed in to “Weyane of Meles”, there are a lot of Ethiopians in general, whose hearts has badly changed into “weyane of Meles” and that are the whole members of EPRDF and “kadres”. No compromise with “Weyane of Meles”. No “GURTONG” before the killers of our Anuak brothers and sisters come to justice. Thank you AJC again, for we all Ethiopians could learn from you brothers and sisters! We have learned a lot from your pains as one of peace loving tribe of this great country. Like wise almost all tribes and nationalities in Ethiopia have suffered the same misery. Our pains should bring us together in order to fight with this “powerful of evils” and defeat them. “Weyane of Meles” doesn’t know what peaceful way of settling things. The great Anuak tribe has taught the whole World one important thing – ” GURTONG”, and “GURTONG” works among the Ethiopian communities but never “Gurtong” before the perpetrators come to justice! Not with “Weyane of Meles”.
    Long live the Anuak tribe along with all Ethiopian tribes!
    Long live Ethiopia! We shall overcome!

  3. Wuqro on

    I wish he would be arrested somewhere and face an international criminal court.

  4. bamba on

    Great job metho ,u are our heroe , we must stand together for our right and we must tell the world what woyane did in our people .

    Long live for our people and our country

    God bless our coutry

  5. Mestewat on

    Folks:

    The massacar is the handwork of the TPLF dictator’s using opportunistlocal mercenary. The TPLF mafia is being and has been funded and supported by the misguided Bushy man pampering inhuman cunning self serving brutal killers.

    This low soul Gambella mercenary’s disgraceful entry to the otherwise democratic USA with blood lakes in his hand is okayed by the Bushy man and the TPLF mafias inorder to taste the ground as to what the general public might be thinking about the crime bosses themselves actively promoting genicide from behind the scene. Call it as a cunning taste baloon!

    Why bark high and loud about Robert Mugabe when they condone, host and pamper a master criminal and genocidal human right’s violeter? What a disgraceful double morality of the worst kind?

    Justice and humanism demands that such criminals be confronted, arrested and taken to the court of justice and made to answer for their flagrant violations of human rights and criminalities against humanity.

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    – Martin Luther King. A letter form the Birmingham jail. April 16.1963

  6. alex on

    HOPE OTHER COUNTRIES WOULD FOLLOW THE SAME TRADITION AND BAND ALL AND THE REST OF WEYANEE MONSTROUS FROM COMING OUT OF THEIR CAGE IN TO THE CIVILIZED WORLD TO SPREAD THEIR LIES…… GOOD GOB MR OBANG METHIO

  7. eth on

    keep the killer out,there is no room for criminals here in canada!.Good job folks.

  8. EthioJegna on

    Ato. Obang thank you for your restless efforts in exposing these criminals. I hope we all learn from this development. When these murderers leave the killing fields and ask us to close our eyes and invest we must point at their filthy bloody hands first. Me must take the lead of Ato Obang and when these killers travel outside of the killing fields (Ethiopia) we must demand the international community to arrest them and at the very least deny them entry. Thank you Ato Obang, you have accomplished so much in this struggle. Thank you for remaining focused, while countless groups fight themselves and enable Woyane to continue. I wonder how much more you could accomplish with more support?!

  9. hagos on

    Obang is a hero.We have to follow his example and expose and stop weyanes and their surrogates from traveling as a free people.

  10. Assta B. Gettu on

    This sweet victory achieved by Obang will be followed by the future great victory when all Ethiopians get free from the regime of Meles Seitanawi; brother Obang represents not just the people of Anuak but all Ethiopians.

  11. Hagos Araya on

    I wish the US has also started banning TPLF officials who are backed by their shabia elements of Meles and Sebhat. I also wish that if home land security would search the main TPLF officials and their main members who are rich out them selves by owning many business including Restaurants, stack market, gas station, stores and many other businesses by using the Ethiopian people asset and put them either for justice or send them back to Ethiopia by taking their stolen wealth.

  12. BELAY MELESE on

    GOOD JOB MR.OBANG METTO AND FRIENDS.TIMME IS NOW TO TAKE ACTION.lET THEM KNOW HOW PEOPLE ARE SUFFRING, THESE CRIMINAL(wOYANE,EPRDF}SHOUULD BE PENILIZED BY THE LAW,BECASUE THERY ARE CRIMENALS.

  13. Kalubicha Zerbkud on

    There is no future for those tplfwoyane murderers except to rot in the enternal jail that is ready for them. and for sure, these lotters won’t be back to nakfa cave;rather, they will remain serving life in the prison ready for them.

    They might enjoy the wine, the beer,the marini, the vodka and the arak too. However, in the prison that is awaited them, they will not have luxury or freedom; they will have intense interrogation and punishing tickling on the spot where it makes them restles and sweaty.

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